Star Clippers releases new 4-night Italy & France taster cruise for summer 2023

The specialist cruise line has released details of a mini-cruise departing from Rome on board Star Clipper on 29th August 2023. The new offering sees tall-ship Star Clipper - which holds up to 166 guests at full capacity – visiting Bonifacio, Calvi and Portoferraio, with guests disembarking in Rome on 2nd September 2023.

Recognising the opportunity to provide an additional, highly-sought-after shorter sailing, Fay McCormack, General Manager of Star Clippers’ UK GSA said: ‘taster cruises are perfect for those with limited time to get away, as well as for those embarking on their first tall-ship adventure before dipping their toes further into the water. This beautiful itinerary also provides a great opportunity to extend the stay in Rome either pre or post-cruise, to create a more dynamic package tailored to meet individual preferences.’

Cruise only prices, based on a category 6 cabin, start from £930pp. Fly-cruise packages start from £1299pp, which includes return flights to Rome from London, non-UK transfers and port charges.
For more information or Reservations enquiries, Star Clippers can be contacted on 01473 242666, by emailing or contacting a local travel agent.

Notes to editors:
Star Clippers is represented in the UK by General Sales Agent Fred Olsen Travel and any packages/offers are for UK passengers and trade.

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper take 166 guests each, with a crew of 74, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

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Star Clippers was founded in 1989 by Swedish entrepreneur and classic boat connoisseur, Mikael Krafft, initially operating two identical four masted barquentines, the 115.5 meter Star Flyer, which set sail in 1991 and her twin, Star Clipper, launched in 1992.